Living willow chair course

Make A Living Willow Chair

The Course

Participants will work with a variety of coloured barked willows to create a living seat to take home and plant in your garden.

The Tutor

Elaine Kings works alongside Ganesh on living willow projects and willow craft/eco workshops in schools. She is a trained basketmaker and loves experimenting making useful and artistic items out of willow. She has a large involvement in the coppice management side of their willow business.

From a horticultural background and 4 years at sea Ganesh Kings travelled for 10 years working with community and refugee projects on the Indian sub-continent and teaching in Japan. On his return he became fully involved with ecological and environmental projects both in schools and the private sector. He has worked with various county, conservation wildlife and agricultural groups in West & East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and London. He is a local tree warden and is a published author in ecology and pilgrimage.

Either Elaine or Ganesh will tutor the course.

Participant Information

This workshop will be limited to 9 participants to ensure that everyone has sufficient individual attention. Please wear suitable warm clothing.

The course is quite physical, you will be using your hands to weave and you often need to kneel and stand.

Please bring:
A pen and notebook
Secateurs, Swiss-army style knife and string
Kneeling pad or old cushion and/or small stool or crate for sitting on whilst weaving.

Please note: As the chair is a fairly large structure, a largish car or estate car will be needed to transport it home.

Fee & Refreshments

£140 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance of any dietary requirements. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.

Book course


Sun 10 March 2024






Countryside Crafts & Skills